MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Apr 14, 1960
Closing Date
Oct 07, 1961
Performances
607
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Martin Beck Theatre
(Apr 14, 1960 - Oct 22, 1960)
54th Street Theatre
(Oct 24, 1960 - Jan 14, 1961)
Shubert Theatre
(Jan 16, 1961 - Oct 07, 1961)

Description
A musical comedy in two acts

Setting
New York. Sweet Apple, Ohio.

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Martin Beck Estate; Martin Beck General Manager: Louis A. Lotito
Produced by Edward Padula; Produced in association with L. Slade Brown
Book by Michael Stewart; Music by Charles Strouse; Lyrics by Lee Adams; Musical Director: Elliot Lawrence; Music orchestrated by Robert Ginzler; Dance arrangements by John Morris; Additional scoring by Elliot Lawrence
Directed by Gower Champion; Choreographed by Gower Champion; Associate Choreographer: Gene Bayliss
Scenic Design by Robert Randolph; Costume Design by Miles White; Lighting Design by Peggy Clark; Hair Design by Ernest Adler; Assistant to Mr. White: Elinor Robbins
General Manager: Robert Rapport
Production Stage Manager: Michael Thoma; Stage Manager: Edward Nayor; Assistant Stage Mgr: Elsa Walden
Music Contractor: Stanley Fishelson; Head Copyist: Scott Fisher; Assistant Conductor: Sam Kramer
Film Sequences by Robert J. McCarty; Film Sequences in association with Robert Gaffney
Press Representative: Reuben Rabinovitch; Assistant to Mr. Champion: Tony Mordente; Production Associate: Dorian Granowski; Production Coordinator: Duane Camp; Advertising: Ingram Ash; Vocal Coach: Dori Davis; Photographer: Friedman-Abeles
Rose Grant
Apr 14, 1960 - Apr 08, 1961
Albert Peterson
Apr 14, 1960 - Apr 08, 1961
Conrad Birdie
Mr. MacAfee
Mae Peterson
Hugo Peabody
Kim MacAfee
Deborah Sue
 
Teen Trio
Neighbor
Martha Louise
 
Teen Trio
Charles F. Maude
 
Neighbor
Randolph MacAfee
Suzie
 
Cheerleader
Guitar Man
Reporter
 
Shriner
Shriner
Old Woman
Ursula Merkle
Penelope Ann
Freddie
Reporter
 
Shriner
Shriner
Mayor's Wife
 
Neighbor
Reporter
 
Neighbor
Peyton
Ed Sullivan's Voice
Linda
 
Cheerleader
 
Shriner
Conductor
 
Shriner
Henry
Alice
 
Sad Girl
Mrs. MacAfee
Mrs. Merkle
TV Stage Manager
Neighbor
Margie Ann
 
Teen Trio
Gloria Rasputin
Reporter
 
Shriner
Arthur
Harvey
Harold
Helen
 
Another Sad Girl
Standby: Patti Karr (Rose Grant) and Charles Nelson Reilly (Albert Peterson)
Understudies: Jessica Albright (Ursula Merkle), Ed Becker (Charles F. Maude), Vicki Belmonte (Kim MacAfee), Lynn Bowin (Gloria Rasputin), Don Farnworth (Mayor), Bud Fleming (How to Kill a Man Ballet), Amelia Haas (Mrs. Merkle), Lee Howard (Mr. MacAfee, Mr. Henkel), Ed Kresley (TV Stage Manager), Jeannine Masterson (Mrs. MacAfee), Pat McEnnis (Mae Peterson), Tony Mordente (Conrad Birdie), Bob Spencer (Harvey) and Dean Stolber (Hugo Peabody, Randolph MacAfee)

Martin Beck Theatre (Apr 14, 1960 - Oct 22, 1960)

Company Manager: Michael Goldreyer

Cast

Dish Washer
Bar Customer
Bar Customer
Standby: Carmen Alvarez (Rose Grant)
Understudies: Ed Kresley (Conrad Birdie), Michael Vita (TV Stage Manager) and Karin Wolfe (Kim MacAfee)

54th Street Theatre (Oct 24, 1960 - Jan 14, 1961)

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization

Shubert Theatre (Jan 16, 1961 - Oct 07, 1961)

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Musical Director: Sherman Frank
Assistant Stage Mgr: Fred Kimbrough; Stage Manager: Elsa Walden
Assistant Conductor: Don Plumby

Cast

Albert Peterson
? - Oct 07, 1961
Albert Peterson
Apr 09, 1961 - ?
Rose Grant
Apr 09, 1961 - Oct 07, 1961
Another Sad Girl
Sad Girl
Carol
Reporter
 
Shriner
Harvey
Ursula Merkle
Barry Pearl
Broadway debut
Randolph MacAfee
Aug 1961 - Oct 07, 1961
Nancy
 
Another Sad Girl
Swing: Beth Howland
Understudies: Bill Joyce (Mayor) and Bob Mariano (Hugo Peabody, Randolph MacAfee)
music by Charles Strouse; lyrics by Lee Adams
Act 1
Sung By
An English Teacher
Rose Grant and Albert Peterson
The Telephone Hour
Sweet Apple Kids
How Lovely to Be a Woman
Kim MacAfee
We Love You, Conrad!
Teen Trio
Put on a Happy Face
Albert Peterson and Two Sad Girls
Normal American Boy
Rose Grant, Albert Peterson and Chorus
One Boy
Kim MacAfee, Deborah Sue, Suzie and Alice
One Boy (Reprise)
Rose Grant
Honestly Sincere
Conrad Birdie and Townspeople
Hymn for a Sunday Evening
Mr. MacAfee, Mrs. MacAfee, Kim MacAfee, Randolph MacAfee and Neighbors
Ballet: How to Kill a Man
Rose Grant, Albert Peterson and Company
One Last Kiss
Conrad Birdie and Company
Act 2
Sung By
What Did I Ever See in Him?
Rose Grant and Kim MacAfee
A Lot of Livin' to Do
Conrad Birdie, Kim MacAfee and Teenager
Kids
Mr. MacAfee and Mrs. MacAfee
Baby, Talk to Me
Albert Peterson and Quartet
Shriners' Ballet
Rose Grant and Shriners
Kids (Reprise)
Mr. MacAfee, Mrs. MacAfee, Randolph MacAfee and Townspeople
Spanish Rose
Rose Grant
Rosie
Albert Peterson and Rose Grant

Tony Award®

Best Musical

1961 Winner
Book by Michael Stewart
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Lee Adams
Produced by Edward Padula; Produced in association with L. Slade Brown

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1961 Winner
Dick Van Dyke
 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1961 Nominee
Dick Gautier
 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1961 Nominee
Chita Rivera
 

Best Scenic Design (Musical)

1961 Nominee
Scenic Design by Robert Randolph

Best Choreography

1961 Winner
Choreographed by Gower Champion

Best Direction of a Musical

1961 Winner
Directed by Gower Champion
 

Best Conductor and Musical Director

1961 Nominee
Musical Director: Elliot Lawrence
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